Author: Jack Rollin

ISBN: 978-1-905891-92-4

Price:  £18

248 page paperback, 246mm x 189mm 


Many readers will be familiar with Jack Rollin’s Soccer at War, perhaps the best single-volume account of football in the UK during the two world wars. In a sequel (or actually a prequel I suppose) Jack has now turned his attention to the 1930s. As with Soccer at War, the book has a narrative part, telling the story of 1930s football in the home nations, and a 50 page statistical section. 

The book is loosely structured around chapters that give details of the careers (and outside interests) of the players of the time, a survey of the achievements of all the League clubs around the country, and a chapter of what used to be called “tit bits” – those miscellaneous items that lend colour to the events of the time. Football in Scotland, Wales and Ireland is not neglected. Nor is the fledging World Cup, three competitions of which took place in the 1930s, without any UK involvement of course (although a UK team did make a rather unsuccessful appearance in the 1936 Olympic Games).

The book is illustrated with player photographs, team groups and action shots. The cover artwork has elements derived from by the poster for the 1930 World Cup and the 1930 fly-over of Wembley Stadium by a Zeppelin airship on FA Cup Final day.

It is a mid-sized paperback of 248 pages, printed on 115gsm art paper. The price is £18. UK postage costs are £2, mainland Europe £8 and the rest of the world £14.  Copies of available by post from Tony Brown at 4 Adrian Close, Nottingham NG9 6FL and from specialist sports booksellers.  If ordering by post, please make your cheque payable to Tony Brown and include postage and packing.

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